Ward Pond's SQL Server blog

Ruminating on issues pertinent to the design and development of sound databases and processes under Microsoft SQL Server 2008, SQL Server 2005, and SQL Server 2000 (while reserving the right to vent about anything else that's on my mind)

June, 2005

  • SQL Server 2005 XQuery Performance Tips

    During some recent Xquery performance work, three discoveries emerged which dramatically improved the performance of my team's component. I'd like to share them here.. Specify A Single Root Node The XML parser in SQL2K5 doesn't assume that the XML...
  • Welcome!

    Welcome to my new blog. Perhaps I should start off by answering the old Admiral Stockdale question: who am I and why am I here? I'm a Senior Applications Developer in Microsoft's internal IT department. I've been designing and coding PC and mainframe...